The Yearly Cycle with Geckos

Jul 19, 2013
On the Web
by Cindy Steinle

On the Web - Caring for geckos is a skill that can be learned quickly at a basic level, but can deepen over the course of years as the keeper learns more about a species in general and his or her own geckos in particular.  Along the way, there are a lot of questions about geckos’ basic behavior: eating too much or too little, overly active or worryingly lethargic, cuts, scrapes, bumps on the body to mention a few of the issues that arise frequently.  As part of an ongoing attempt to provide information about gecko care that’s conceptual as well as factual, I want to stress the importance of context in analyzing a gecko’s behavior.  In order to know whether a gecko is behaving appropriately, it’s important to know how its needs are or aren’t being met, and, in the case of this article, where the gecko is in its yearly cycle of behavior.

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